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Ska-Nah-Doht – Film Production Site
If you would like to use Ska-Nah-Doht Village as a film production site, please call 519-264-2420 or email Karen.Mattila@ltvca.ca. We’d be happy to discuss our film policy with you and ways to make your production a huge success!
Films Produced at Longwoods/Ska-Nah-Doht Village
- 1988 “Rendezvous Canada, 1606” – National Film Board of Canada, Montreal, Quebec.
“Rendezvous Canada, 1606” is the story of two youths – one French and one Huron, in early seventeenth century Canada. The film is a testament to the role of the First Nations people in the shaping of New France and modern Canada.
- 1994 “”The Iroquois Constitution” – Moira Production, Palo Alto, California.
Part of The American Process for a PBS and classroom series. Opening sequence, “The Iroquois Constitution” has members of the Six nations participating in a wampum belt ceremony under a huge tree in a northern forest. Also contains scenes of everyday life in the longhouse and village. Filmed in November. (2 days)
- 1995 “Young Hawk” – Blue Hawk Production, Don Mills, Ontario.
For distribution in Germany. This 12 part series follows the adventures of two youth, one British and one Ojibway, caught in the turbulent times of seventeenth century Canada. Filmed in June. (2 weeks)
- 1995 “Project Grizzly” – Memory Pictures, Toronto, Ontario.
Produced for the National Film Board of Canada. A documentary on Troy Hurtibise who developed a protective suit, which would enable him to do close quarter research of the Canadian Grizzly bear. Troy’s father worked at Ska-Nah-Doht and as a boy, Troy was highly influenced by the summers he spent in the village and at Longwoods. Scenes include very emotional remembrances filmed in Ska-Nah-Doht. Filmed in September. (1 day)
- 2003 Canadian Geographic: “Eating Wild” – Summerhill Productions, Toronto, Ontario.
Part of a series on Foods around the world. Scenes of the longhouse, cooking over fires ( with Marg Longdo), also gathering berries in park and general shots. Scenes to be integrated with archaeological evidence. Filmed in September, 2003 (1 day).
- 2003 OAS promotional video – Ontario Archaeological Society, Toronto, Ontario.
- 2004 Ontario Visual Heritage Project – Zach Melnick, Visual Heritage, Chatham-Kent, Ontario.
- 2010-11 John Ker, Photographer – email@example.com, Ontario.
- 2010 “Little Red Riding Hood” – Media Students, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario.
- 2010 “The Oneida Story” – Oneida First Nations, Southwold, Ontario.
- 2011 “The Huron Project” – ZAP films, Toronto, Ontario.
This documentary follows the early life of First Nations from pre-contact to the first meeting with Explorer, Etienne Brule. It is a very detailed account of everyday activities in a village, family life, building a village, working corn fields as well as the interaction between First Nations communities.
- October 2013: War of 1812 – various local production companies for commemoration 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 including Tecumseh with Antler River and Crocodile Productions, Battle of Longwoods with the Upper Thames Military Re-enactment Society.
- November 2013: “We Don’t All Wear Headdresses” documentary by Fanshawe College student, Savannah Nahwegahbow.
- September 2014: Scenes of the Pontiac Rebellion 1763 for the Discovery Channel. Ska-Nah-Doht became a French fort, a First Nations village and the Chippewa cabin was dressed as a Trading Post. Production slated for 2015.
- October 2014: The French School Board hired Ottawa-based production company “L’écho d’un peuple” to create a series of YouTube vignettes in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Champlain in the New World. Featuring an epic battle scene just outside Ska-Nah-Doht, 200 French school children and professional actors all volunteered. The final French language production will be available in 2015
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- Big “O” Birding Event
- “Plan a ‘Camping Get-Away’ in Lower Thames Valley Country!” Conservation Areas Open Mid-May for Camping Season
- “Spring experiential learning opportunities” Outdoor Ed Programs ‘Step Into Nature’ at Longwoods Road Conservation Area!
- Canada and Ontario Extend Public Consultations on Draft Action Plan to Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie